Summary: Scan a little slow. High quality scans are extremely slow. Happy it will duplex scan. The foot print is compact but when you use the paper tray it becomes the same size of all the others. Software that comes with it is decent. Price for what you get is reasonable.
Thankful it exists at this price level, but some issues.
16 January 2013
Summary: I am really glad we were able to find an autofeed scanner that double-sides for a reasonable price. We chose this over the Fujitsu Scan Snap because it seemed more solid and I think it takes more papers at a time. I can see why there are many people split between 4 stars and 5 stars. I debated giving it 3, but felt it was a good product, just annoying at times.
Summary: So far it is working well. I had a little trouble with the paper feed. The paper would go through fine but then the paper jam error would flash and I would have to restart it. I got on line and found that all I needed to do was remove and reinsert the paper feed and it works without a hitch now. Easy solution! Good product.
Excerpt: I probably have at least 8 of these in the office I manage and they work very well. I only use the Twain driver and not the included software package so I can't comment on that. It works great with our Medical EMR system. We only use it to scan in black and white text documents at 200 dpi and have never used them for color.I have very few problems with them, but some have had a white piece of mylar come loose that causes jamming.
Summary: I've been using this scanner for approximately a year for my job. I scan probably a hundred sheets a month. When I took over my current job, the old person was still using a flat bed scanner that looked like it was made in 1980!! One of the first things I did was start searching for a better scanner. So far, this has fit my needs perfectly. I use the autofeed tray up to ten or fifteen sheets with no problem at all.
Excerpt: We are a very busy group of medical facilities and we use several of these throughout our practices for scanning documents into our patients' electronic medical files. It is quick and very easy to use.
Pros: Accurate Color, Easy To Set Up, Excellent Software, Good Bit Depth, Good Resolution